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I've read conflicting articles about aftermarket (real) HIDs in stock halogen housings.....I'm curious if anyone's done it yet? pictures? results? also can you guys adjust the aim of the low beam headlights? thanx
 

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Yes someone has done it on another forum.
The HID was an improper installation, No retrofitting was done.
Basically they guy wanted it badily for looks... so his lights bleed into other people's faces...

Some people are just patient for an aftermarket headlight.
http://www.intellexual.net/hid.html
 

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look i dont have a tC so its not like i'm rushing to get HIDs so dont bitch at me because you hate on HIDs..........can your tC's adjust the low beam headlight??
 

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Originally posted by smolderingwreck@Oct 13 2004, 02:42 PM
look i dont have a tC so its not like i'm rushing to get HIDs so dont bitch at me because you hate on HIDs..........can your tC's adjust the low beam headlight??
uhh whose bitching? I think he was refering to the person so did the bang up job install on them so they blinded people. Wow man, pull out your fuse a little.
 

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Yea, and while we're at it, "hate on?" You must be a gangsta.
 

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goddammit why si there more posts about stupid drama then about the tC?? the second time i said "bitching" i was referring to everyone jumping on my ass about my first post. Forget it alright can we get back to HIDs
 

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Sure.

I would love it if you go for Philips 4300K or Osram 4100K bulbs. Anything higher... then I would probably (let me emphasize "probably") call you a ricer? The higher K you get, the more bluish/purplish the light appears. (Which tell's me you're in for the color, not for the benefits of having true HID's)

The color you see on BMW's, Audi, Benz, etc are either using Osram or Philips (two brands that are respected throughout the world for HID bulbs) Do not buy knockoffs as they can blow out in months. Usually they are made in Korea or Taiwan.

Make sure you have your HID's with a cutoff point unless you want to blind people and risk the chance of getting a ticket (as they are illegal to have on a car that does not come with HID's as an option).

Everything else about HID's can be explained in that website I linked above. It's very good in details and worthwhile to read.
 

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HID's are bitches no offense, i hate driving at night and having a BMW behind me cuz i cant see jack #### and it hurts my eyes -_____- sorry fro the languange
 

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I agree with phammerz about HIDs being blinding and with JZA70 about autodim mirrors ruling.
 

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Just noticed - HIDs in tC thread created by smolderingwreck. I guess that's what would become of a tC if you install a cheapy HID kit - a smoldering wreck


On the other hand - say no to HIDs unless it's factory. They are expensive for a reason - takes a lot of R&D to make them right. Don't remember having problems with BMW HID blinding me, though. Not even Maximas... But I do have 15% tint all around (helps with side mirror glare), and an auto-dimming mirror WITH COMPASS
 

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Isn't 25% tint dark enough to block out the blinding rays? I'd figure if you tint your car, then you wouldn't need auto-dim mirrors.
 

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i tested my friends cheap 1millionK bulbs cause he uses 9006s in his car and the cutoff seems pretty good on the tC.

my hella ballasts and philips 4100k bulbs are coming this week. i guess we'll see how they turn out. i'll test them with a friend and compare them to his TL... etc. etc. and see how well it really works.

if i see too much glare, i guess those d2s bulbs and projector retrofit will be coming sooner than i thought.
 

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Originally posted by SilverX@Oct 15 2004, 10:58 PM
Isn't 25% tint dark enough to block out the blinding rays? I'd figure if you tint your car, then you wouldn't need auto-dim mirrors.
I don't think it's redundant. I have 20% all around and still sometimes get blinded from the side-view mirrors. The tint definitely helps with that a LOT, but the mirror is just an extra luxury. Of course, my eyes are somewhat sensitive to light at night, so it may not be as bad for you...
 

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^^ I used to stare at the sun for minute at a time because I thought I was superman. Actually its because no one could bare the intensity, and I could... so thus, I wear glasses now. (How stupid of me, but I was only 7)
 
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